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this wall. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come! chris: is nothing sacred? if there's no big deal on the national debt, with the 2012 republican challenger run on empty? can he or she carry the burden of rejecting big deficit reduction? what about obama, if there's no debt deal, will he have to defend the liberal label next year? the knives are out. should john boehner expect a full-blown mutiny. is eric cantor the number two house republican leading the tea party against their own speaker? finally, family business. michele bachmann's number one in iowa but her family business about become her number one problem. it works to confer gays to straights. will that strike voters as sensible? will it sell on the stump, even among conservatives? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "new york" magazine john heilemann, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and "time" magazine's joe klein. first up, narrative has been about trying for a big debt reduction deal this year but the political consequences for barack obama and g.o.p. nominee next year are the real
to bring that hot air to the big cities of i-95 just one day for you, but it's the humidity that really gets our attention. a lot of people, you know, dewpoints don't mean much to them. if your dewpoint is above 07, the air is sticky and uncomfortable, and the dark green shows you where that is. it's pretty much the whole eastern half of the cntry today. it's feeling very uncomfortable outside because of the humidity. we have heat advisories. we have heat warnings in effect in so many areas. we're talking 98 in d.c. it's going to feel like 105. in areas here especially north of dallas really hot stuff. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. thunderstorms will be possible today, but they're not going to be widespread. it's going to be isolated storms late in the afternoon. new york city, the hartford. not like yesterday where we had huge storms develop throughout the day. i don't want to hear any complaints because it's going to be 97 in new york. it's only within day. >> you're not going to hear it from me. you know -- >> other are
,000, a key level for the first time since early april. >>> big oil continued to make big money in the second quarter. exxonmobil reported a 41% jump in profits as gas prices hit three-year highs. results were still short of analysts' expectations. >>> shares of the texas giant ended up more than 2%. >>> on the flip side royal dutch shell had the help of higher fuel prices. the oil company nearly doubled its profit to $8.6 billion. speaking of oil, because of tropical storm don, gulf of mexico producers reduced oil and natural gas output and evacuated some platform workers, but analysts don't expect any prolonged production outages. >>> back on the street, we had several other companies beating expectations on thursday. they included starbucks, dupont, metlife, and colgate palmolive. >>> pet owners may have a way to keep their pups happy. we're not talking about dog bones and cat nip. a seattle lab is developing a medical marijuana patch for pets. the purpose is to help ailing animals that suffer everything from arthritis to cancer. developers hope to have the patch ready by the end of the ye
are common and not that big of deal. but when the royals are in town, it is another story. the duke and duchess of came bres arrived on american soil yesterday. on today's agenda, a charity polo match, from the pricey a-list only. tickets go to will and kate's charity. tonight the couple attend the black tie event. the couple will return to the united kingdom tomorrow. >>> super bowl and "dancing with the stars" hines ward is facing felony charges after an early-morning arrest. we'll tell you what he's accused of. summer here here to stay. when might the storms swing back playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for cust
's not that big of a part of the country that falls into that category. thanks so much. >>> apple dominates. big blue sparkles, and modesty in milan. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, we'll tell you why compared to this hollywood friend, matt damon thinks he has it pretty good. >>> coming up, a spectacular crash, a comedy of errors, and what in the world is getting into the pittsburgh pirates. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are your top headlines this morning. the fbi has arrested a man accused of being an agent for pakistan's state intelligence service who allegedly funneled roughly $2 million in contributions to u.s. political candidates and organizations without disclosing his connections to the pakistani government. the fbi says the man's goal was to till u.s. policy against indian control in kashmir. >>> the justice department says 14 people have been arrested in nine states and the district of columbia for allegedly mounting a seeber attack on the pay pal website. the group anonymous
good. why do the people that rail against big government pay so little for it. rick perry is getting in this thing, but how is the country going to react to a 10 gallon sized george w bush. what about the brains it takes to be the number one world leader? you have heard this thing the other way, could this guy be all cattle and no hat. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, howard fineman, nia-malika henderson, andrea mitchell and michael duffy. first off today, the switch boards led up this work with protests over grid look. at the polls. the most motivated republican voters are not fallen to house republican tactics. 73% of voters blame president obama, not the house republicans. and republicans think that debt cash will help them defeat the president. here is how they'll play the president's failure to win the grand bargain on the day. they'll claim the president showed weak leadership, that he was not the post-partisan compromiser, he that is still a big spender and probably most crucial, they'll tie this crisis to the jobs crisis. howard, right now there is
from a year ago. jpmorgan chase will be the first of the big banks to report on thursday. results from top tech player google are also expected thursday. also this week, investors will eye fresh economic data, starting with may's trade deficit on tuesday. also tuesday, minutes from the federal reserve's june meeting. wednesday, fed chairman ben bernanke delivers his biannual testimony to congress. >>> retail sales and june's producer price index comes out thursday. and june's consumer price index is released friday. >>> elsewhere, precision cast parts says it has agreed to buy primus international for $900 million in cash. >>> reuters reports there's an emergency meeting in europe this morning over the debt crisis. they're now possibly spreading to italy. the region's third largest economy. friday italian stocks and bonds tumbled in a massive sell-off. >>> and finally, according to a new survey of college students and graduates, health insurance is the new love potion. 90% of surveyed students, and 93% of recent grads said knowing a potential partner has health insurance would make him
. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the big story is casey antany gone free after 1,006 days in jail and 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the scene. casey appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she is led out the door by her attorney. kristen dahlgren was there and she joins us live from orlando with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, lester. well, news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv last night so we don't know where she is, other than for the first time in almost three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear some protesters are still here. with all the protest and publicity, so much talk about using decoys or sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at casey anthony free woman. in a bright pink shirt and showing little emotion, she and her attorney, jose baez, wasted no time. >> she wa
these back to school sales? >>> and they're calling it karmageddon. an event so big, how one major city is gearing up to go nowhere fast. >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> as we come on air this sunday meeti ievening a criticag is under way with president obama at the white house. standing in the way, republic republicaninrepublicans trying to hold the line against tax increases and democrats unhappy over changes to medicare and medicaid. hanging in the balance, an august 2nd deadline to give the government authority to borrow the money it needs to pay its bills. nbc's mike viqueira is at the white house to bring us the latest. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. the president is at this moment in the cabinet room, the west wing. house and senate leaders, republican and democrat. at the top of the meeting reporters asked the president whether he needs to come to an a agreeme agreement. there's an impasse now over the nex
for the big fireworks display and the concert on the mall. there could be an interruption from a brief passing thunderstorm. then after that, we'll have any storminess dissipating by midnight. by this time tomorrow morning, partly cloudy. a look at the rest of the week and into the weekend in about ten minutes. now let's check traffic. danella, how's it looking? >> possible storms not good news. right now the traffic is great news. i'm checking the roadways for you. d.c., your roadways are looking excellent. i don't see any incidents to report. i want to show you montgomery county first. this is 495 and connecticut avenue. if you're traveling the beltway, the beltway in maryland and virginia, it's a clear ride for you this morning as we check out 395. this is north of edsall road. 395 north and south, checking the lanes for you, checking the roadways, and it is a smooth commute as we make our way to d.c. right now, rhode island avenue and south dakota. it is smooth for you as well. great news on the roadways. back to you. >> 4:35 is the time. still to come, a nod to chesapeake bay. the ranking
aunque no parece estar tan tran self. big bad john ♪ >> reporter: john boehner, the plain-spoken man from ohio is under intense pressure to line tranquilo como siempre up every republican vote he can get to get his revised bill este senador esta tratando de c through congress. by all accounts, the big meeting with his fellow republicans is tense. in no uncertain terms, the speaker tells hard-line conservative who's are in no immediate to compromise to get in line behind his bill. conseguir todos los votos ♪ everybody knew you didn't give que pueda no lip to big john ♪ w>>> sreÑor orador, es justo dciecir >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands, or do you feel -- que tiene una pequeÑa rebelion >> i have a little bit of rebellion on my hands every day. tengo un pporoblema it comes with the territory. >> you're not worried? viene con el territorio >> never let them see you sweat. no se ve contento >> you don't look happy on the front page of the "new york times". nlen la primera pagina del nyueva it says "boehner's grip on his
tonight, a deal. is it possible on big things like medicare, social security and taxes? there are rumblings out of washington tonight about actual cooperation. sentencing day for casey anthony. the judge in her murder case seemed to be sending her a message. >> and the huge scandal over people hacking into electronics and now the equally big consequences. >>> and could it really be the end? as harry potter's final chapter arrives or could there be more? >>> plus here tonight for all those who remember penmanship, there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. "nightly news" begins now. r captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it may go all the way back to their meeting on the golf course, for whatever reason, president obama and speaker of the house boehner have forged something of a relationship, while not the best of friends, they are dealing with each other across the enormous divide that has divided washington to the point of paralysis. knowing a deadline is coming and they have
a serious big-time compromise. have the tea partiers handed him a huge advantage? has he won the reasonable middle? could barack obama win next year even with a 9.2% jobless rate? it would be tough, but some smart politicos say not impossible. finally, righter than you know. is michelle bachmann too right or just right? with the republican party, which moved right with goldwater, right again with reagan in 1980, and with newt in 1994, be right there for the lady from minnesota? has the hatred of obama made her the perfect champion for a year of attack? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "the washington post," bob woodward, the national journalist, jamie tarabay, abc's andrea mitchell and "the chicago tribune"'s clarence page. the nasty unemployment numbers are a psychological problem for the country and a huge political burden for this president. has the tea party's flirtation with default on the national debt handed barack obama a huge win, while the vast middle of the country, the middle that decides elections, see the president as the grownup? take a look at poll num
could mean more negotiations before the 2012 elections. the big concern this morning, will the markets be spooked by all of this just over a week from the deadline? we're already seeing lower asian markets. and in an interesting twist, the high-level english official says that it's in his words, the right wing nutters who are causing more of a threat to the world economy than problems in europe. amara? >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> the man accused in the massacre and bomb attack in norway is asking for an open court hearing so he can explain himself according to his lawyer. anders bref sick due to be arraigned today. this as a shaken nation mourns the 93 victims who died. emma murphy from itn reports. >> reporter: in a country struggling to comprehend the events of the past days, there are few rituals to bring comfort. but hour after hour in the driving rain, the people of norway have lit candles and laid flowers in memory of their dead. they seek solice together, but it is a terrible shared pain. some of those who were injured in the attack joined with norway's king an
formed quickly and is heading for the mainland, the big deal, but this one, the small storm, it's moving quickly. he'll explain why that's important. let's go to the weather map and show you where it's located. it just went over the cancun area yesterday. now it's in the southern gulf. the storm is over very warm water, but the conditions are favorable for rapid development. the core thunderstorm fell apart last night, and now it's trying to flare up again in the center. it does not look impressive this morning. it's a really small system. now, who is at risk? well, flash flooding is always a problem with any tropical system. i don't i don't think we'll have a lot of flash flooding. i don't think we'll have to see a lot of tornadoes. it's not going to be that strong of a system. this is beneficial rain for a short period of time friday neat into saturday morning. these lines all hit the computer models, and for the most part they've been tracking further to the south, and it's a huge scenario. if you get brushed with anything, you would probably be lucky, but we're looking for the been f
is still under investigation. >>> in orlando, the courtroom was closed, but it was still a big day for both sides in the casey anthony trial. the judge gave attorneys the day off to prepare for tomorrow's closing arguments. the jury is expected to begin deliberations tomorrow night, after six weeks of testimony, neither the defense nor the prosecution has proved how 2-year-old caylee died. >> based on her own admission, her lies and her behavior, all inferences correlated from, there's only one conclusion, that she's responsible, she's liable and that's it. >> fireworks and nonsense from the defense, you have to hit there's no premeditation, and you have to ask the jury, how did she die. >> casey anthony has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. if convicted she could get the death penalty. >>> the largest wildfire in new mexico's history has burned for six days now, but firefighters say they are starting to gain control. nearly 200 square miles of los alamos has been charred. uncomfortably close to one of the nation's largest nuclear weapons facilities. but for the first time since th
to emphasize is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade or 15 years or 20 years. fw we' if we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require is some shared acura fisacrifice and a approach that says we are going to make cuts in domestic spending. i have already said that i'm willing to take domestic spending down to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending. and i've said that in addition to the $400 billion that we already cut from defense spending, we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending, that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation, but future generations. and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the person who needs a student own loloan or the senio citizen or people, veterans who are trying to get by on the disability check, even as we're trying to mak
by news choppers. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, orlando. >>> our other big story this morning, the capture of a suspected killer who escaped from d.c. superior court. after nearly 24 hours on the run, u.s. marbles say james brewer turned himself in yesterday afternoon. authorities say brewer switched i.d. bracelets with another prisoner and walked out of the courthouse. he was first arrested thursday and charged in the june murder of 71-year-old solomon reece. brewer faces escape charges as well. it is 9:01. switch gears and take a look at our forecast this morning. we're looking for one more nice day and then. >> and then. today is the good one. focus on what you have that's good and it's right in front of you. you know what i mean? >> yes. >> today is looking a-okay for anything you would like to get done. here's a picture to prove it to you. a blue sky out there today. enjoy the blueness of the sky, though, because we're going to get that gunky haze layer. so for now, with the sunshine, temperature 77 degrees in washington. 78 in annapolis. 79 in st. mary's county. 75 in fredericksburg.
they have to pull their big girl panties up and get the job done. >> reporter: a fight down to the wire with uncle sam's credit on the line. the nation hits its debt ceiling on august second. the practical deadline is a couple weeks from now. that's because it will take time to analyze any deal and sell it to skeptical lawmakers. brian mooar, news 4. >>> as we reported earlier tonight, casey anthony has been found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. where is casey anthony? did she go back to jail? >> yeah, she is in custody right now, in jail, in a holding cell, and she will stay in that cell until thursday morning. she will be sentenced thursday morning on the four guilty counts of lying to law enforcement officials during their investigation. the maximum sentence on those counts is one year each, she already has three years served going through this trial. the theory among legal analysts is that when they go to court on thursday morning. the judge will say, you have served your time, you are free to go. which means she could be out and free by thursday afternoon. >
. arrested and convicted. and now doing big time for that murder. i'm pat collins. news4, bladensburg. >>> the suspect in that case is being held without bond. >>> if you stepped outside this afternoon, you know the summer heat is here. and it's here to stay for a while. doug is outside in the thick of it with a look at what's happening out there right now. hey, doug. >> reporter: hi, dorene. you mentioned the thick of it. that is for sure. we are dealing with a heat index right now of 106 degrees. it is a hot day outside across our area. 93 degrees, the current temperature. but there's that heat index of 106 with a dew point in the upper 70s, that makes things very oppressive. winds at 17 miles per hour. that breeze does help a little bit. now, temperatures around the rest of the region sitting at 93 in frederick, 93 in sterling. 95 in fredericksburg of the but once again, here's the heat index across our region. 100 in frederick. but look to the south. fredericksburg, the heat index there, 116. 103 in clinton and towards winchester where right now we have a severe thunderstorm watch
. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals we set out to do. >> reporter: arm twisting failed to persuade some conservatives. >> i know there are people in my party that want to keep beating up on me, because i can't vote for a bill that only cuts $1 trillion. >> reporter: ready to blunt any perceived boehner momentum, senate democrats came out hours early to declare that option dead. >> it will be defeated. they know that, the american people now should understand that clearly. >> reporter: what we know at this point, speaker boehner seems to be a handful of votes short. one of the men that was in that peace conference just came out of the speaker's office and said he's a no, no matter how bruised and bloodied he was after the meeting. several who made that visit to the principal's office are still a no. only a couple of them wouldn't tell us where they are right now. brian? >> all right. kelly o'donnell, we're going to ask you to stay where you are while we bring chuck todd i
coming with afternoon thunderstorms. that big complex, that cluster is p droidropping south of pitt. pretty good lightning and rain coming from morgantown, west virginia. right now best chance is around noon or 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. today to get these thunderstorms. could get a little hail too. 79 in leesburg, loudoun county. 73 degrees in gaithersburg. st. mary's, maryland, 79 degrees. by 9:00 a.m. pushing into the mid to upper 80s. danella? >>> we have breaking news in silver spring, montgomery county. a serious crash between a police cruiser and another car. everyone involved is expected to be okay. a large stretch of colesville road is closed right now as police conduct an investigation. news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the scene with the latest. >> reporter: colesville road a major commuter route closed in both directions. it could be another hour or two before it reopens. all because of a crash that opened early this morning. that crash involving a montgomery county police cruiser and another sedan. you can see where the cars ended up. the police cruiser very, very banged up in t
about $2.4 trillion in cuts in an effort to avoid raising taxes. >> to get a big tax package we need increases in a situationing difficult. with unemployment, we have a terrible idea it is a job killer. >> what's really appalling is to see our republican colleagues to provide a form of extortion. if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it, we are going to put all these jobs at risk. >> treasury secretary timothy geithner says that if the debt ceiling sing not raised by august 2, it could have catastrophic consequences on the global economy. >>> president obama is expected to hold that news conference we mentioned on debt limit negotiations at any minute now. as soon as he steps to the podium we will bring the entire news conference live right here on nbc4. >>> take a look outside now. it is getting hotter. it could be dangerous, code orange, i believe, it is now. tom kierein has been keeping an eye things. we had a nice weekend. a hot one, however. as we look at the sky we can see a lot of haze out there and humidity is back with us. tom will be joining us in just a m
>> this is news4 at 11:00. >> we have now run out of time. >> following two big stories for you tonight. first a display of emotion from president as debt talks with republicans break down. record-setting heat and we have a hot weekend ahead. and good evening, i'm wendy rieger. jim and doreen have the night off. the temperatures that continue to smother our area are not letting go. >> we had a little buiit in the way of cooler temperatures. they have gone back up as we made our way through the night hours. as we think how hot things have been. high temperature of 105 degrees. the old record was 98 so we shattered that. bwi up to 106 today. 102 that record not a record breaker setback in 1926 amazing how hot it got out there. heat index of 97. cooler to the north and west. shower activity and rain to the north and west. will it help to cool things down? the forecast coming up. >> we are following breaking news out of virginia tonight. a sipsychiatrist has been shot d killed. the killer? a patient. the 8600 block of mcklain. >> this took place in a see included wooded residential
event. make sure you bring water and make sure you take care of yourself. and we're expecting a big crowd for all the happenings. >> at the left, march! >> reporter: it's like stepping back in time. men on horseback, some in proper military uniform, others in the casual dress of the citizen soldier. >> this was a handmade frock coat. it's a little unusual, because it has wooden buttons. >> reporter: 10,000 reenactors are bringing the battle of bull run to life this weekend. among them, steven dunn. >> i said i'm commanding the confederate cavalry contingent here at the living history event. and we'll be drilling, we'll be doing the best we can to portray soldiers. >> reporter: it's the 150th anniversary of bull run. also called the first battle of manassas. the bloody clash was really the first major battle of the civil war. >> the first land battle ever fought in the civil war, and the fact that brother fought against brother and the fact that, you know, they put guns to each other and said, you know, even though you're my neighbor, you're wearing the wrong color. so there is a hug
's what happened here today. they say the kids were marching under this tree when that limb, that very big and heavy limb without notice without warning came tumbling down on top of them. >> one minute everything's fine and the next a tree just comes tom blung down. it was the people's church vacation bible camp. 25 kids of all different ages. >> we have serious injuries. two older people had pretty significant injuries we would say, priority one. they were taken to local trauma centers, and the three kids, several other kids were evaluated. they have some fairly serious injuries, nonlife threatening. >> everybody's supposed to be okay. the people's church vacation bible camp, every day they do something different. tomorrow they're supposed to go roller skating. i'm pat collins, news 4 washington. >> the fbi arrested a man from fairfax today and accused him of being on the payroll of the pakistani spy service. he's an american citizen, he's the executive director of the kashmiri american council. he's not charged with espionage. authorities say he made thousands of dollars in political con
back, big question of the week, with this president so vulnerable, are big-time republicans kicking themselves ning? chris: welcome back. president obama's no better than even money for re-election according to most analysts which brings us to this week's big question, are any of the big-time republicans who passed up a run for president regretting it? >> one definitely is. mitch daniels, governor of indiana who wanted to run. only reason he didn't run was because of his family who held him back. to this day he's thinking, i can get in this race and win it. chris: gloria? >> i actually went to indianapolis and spoke with mr. daniels about it. he says no regrets but i'm sure there are. i wonder if jeb bush is thinking about it right now? maybe there was enough distance between himself and his brother to possibly give it a run. chris: kelly? >> since they've taken two great answers i will say how about haley barbour to have a southerner if we don't get rick perry. chris: i don't know the reason why he's not running. i interviewed him last week. he's very sharp on all of the issues. >>
together to remember betty ford. >>> losing and winning big. how she went from an overweight teen to a beauty queen with miss america now in her sights. >>> and from the swankiest lounges, to hidden dive bars. hot 99.5's cruz w >>> is your coffee cup at starbucks just not big enough? now it can be even bigger. the coffee chain will offer a new 31 ounce trenta size. it's like a big gulp, 7 ounces larger than the venti. and has more volume at that point average stomach. for now your iced coffees and teas will be available in the super sized cup in the d.c. area. more than half of their customers already order the largest size they have already. >>> from baristas to bars. we have cruz with us to talk about the best bars in the washington region. people can go to your web tight and vote for the best bar on the list. >> these aren't bars or nightclubs. the whole idea, we wanted to find -- create a list of what was hot, hot stuff in d.c. we created these categories. people gave us their nominations. you can go to hot 99.5.com/kane and vote for bars all over the d.c. area, which is great
it the nation hits its debt ceiling and defaults in nine days. the white house has been holding out for a big deal. one that shows the worlds the united states means business about its finances. >> you don't want politics messing around with america's credit. >> reporter: each side accused the other of playing politics. >> i know the president is worried about the next election, but my god, shouldn't we are worried about the country? >> reporter: the speaker says he and his party are moving ahead. senate democrats say they're working on a plan of their own, setting the stage for a duel between two bills. well, president obama will have to sign off on any plan republican as democrats answers the house and senate will have to fight this one out. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news 4. >>> and the other big story, the stifles heat and humidity. it continued to today, but there is relief in sight. in fact, for the first time in several days there will not be a heat advisory tomorrow. chuck bell is and itting by in the weather center with some good news. >> yes, indeed, craig. as you mentioned, the
people on board, it looks like right now they're headed in the right direction towards a big plan, exactly what the president wanted. lynn. >> brian mooar there for usin washington. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news. a police chase in arizona ended with two suspects receiving quite a jolt. the brother and sister duo suffered the shocking reprecussions after refusing commands to surrender following a 30-mile pursuit. mri police tasered both and arrested them both further incident. >>> texas police are working around the clock to catch an armed bank robber dubbed the handsome guy bandit. he has robbed six banks wearing a life-like facial mask. they still have not been able to identify him. >>> just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water for one florida family it was anything but. a four foot gator got in a few laps before an animal control officer showed township remove him from the animal pool. he came from a canal located across the street. >>> finally, in minnesota soaring temperatures have created a new way to cook up some treats. look at that. a m
learning a tough >> children with big dreams. >> i want to be a veterinarian or a singer. >> their childhood stolen. >> don't -- we don't let the p parents -- so why do we allow parents to work in the >> what happens to children whose classroom is the field? i hope he graduates f >> stug struggle, but s success. >> i'm the first in the family to go to college and get a degree. "america now," children of the >>> good evening, and w i'm ann curry. most children in america think of summer, thafrng ofinking of swimming and going to camp. they're migrant workers, some as young as 5 or 6, working alongside their struggling parents on america's farms. we've been following their story of hardship, perseverance and sometimes it's a story of surprising triumph adversity. here's dennis murphy. ♪ ♪ >> driving through farm country, you see them at a distance in the summer haze. ♪ ♪ >> small figures in th the mic migrants. >> about a dozen years ago we wondered what kind of lives they le ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eventually we were introduced to the flores family pablo
's charged with felony murder and felony child neglect. >>> big shake-up tonight in prince georges county politics. leslie johns season stepping down from her county council seat. she handed in her resignation letter today. it comes just five days after she pleaded guilty of destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe. chris gord season live in upper marlboro with more on the fallout today. chris? >> the prince georges county council unanimously is calling on leslie to resign effectively, not as of the end of the month. as the council session began, leslie johnson said just three words, good morning, present. then mrs. johnson left, issuing a statement through her lawyer, saying after careful thought and consideration, i tendered my resignation this morning as a member of the prince georges county council for district six, effective july 31st, 2011, the last day before august recess. i apologize for my mistake. last thursday, leslie johnson pleaded guilty to charges of witness and evidence tampering. she admitted to conspireing with her husband, former prince gornls county executive
at 30 miles per hour toward areas like lou ray and big meadows. anywhere you see an the map those shadings of yellow and orange and red, very heavy rain is coming down. and we've got flash flood warnings up for fairfax county, areas of the western district there. southern prince george's county, as well as northern charles county and prince william county, as well as up into montgomery county. we'll check out louden county. so very heavy rain. remember, turn around, don't drown. we're seeing rainfall in excess of an inch, at least, but coming down at a very good rate. our temperatures now in the 70s after climbing into the 90s. and even still down to the south, fredericksburg, still holding at 91 degrees. but the air now, getting a chance to cool down, and it will be drying out. so i expect this line of storms to be around up until about 6:00 as it makes its way southeast out of the area. so next couple of days, we're not going to be seeing heat indices up in the upper 90s anymore. your goodnight forecast, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., upper 80s. i'll have more coming up in a couple minutes.
's still a big divide between the white house and capitol hill over the debt limit. what president obama is demanding from congress until a deal is done. >>> good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm pat lawson muse in for eun yang on this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. and here's a look at the washington skyline. you can see the capitol in the distance and the potomac river. little hazy. going to be hot out there today, tom. >>> indeed, going to be heating up and the humidity has increased. we welcome pat lawson muse. good to have you with us. 76 at reagan national. low 70s at prince george's county and arlington, montgomery, and fairfax counties. weather watchers reporting upper 60s to near 70 in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. right near the bay, it's in the mid- mid-70s there as well as at the atlantic beaches. the yellow zone in western maryland, southern shenandoah valley in west virginia in the mid to upper 60s now. there's the view from space. a mostly clear sky starting off this monday morning. winds shifting into the south and southwest, th
. it was a very big surprise to us. >> reporter: roaring floodwaters have sent a lot of trees like this crashing into the water. one theory is the soil eroded the pipeline allowing debris to strike causing pipeline to rupture. the governor toured the spill today, observing the cleanup and promising land joaners like jim swanson he'll keep after exxonmobil to get rid of the oil. >> this cleanup is done when the state of montana says it done and i promise you this i'll be on this like smell on skunk until it's done. >> reporter: along another part of the river bank, bob castleberry showed us his flooded home and his land wreaking of crude oil. >> when we bought it it was a dream home and we wanted to stay here forever. >> reporter: now the house will be torn down and bob and his wife will have to rebuild on higher ground. the oil stain on the side of his garage is the high watermark from the flooding. bob said he was shocked when he first looked out at the smelly water surrounding his house. >> i shined the spotlight and the river was black with crude oil, just black with crude oil. >> reporter: i
to an end. the first american to orbit the earth says we're making a big mistake. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, our lead story tonight is in the what will they think of next category, on it's >>> good evening, our lead story tonight is in the what will they think of next category, on it's deadly serious because it has to do with the latest ways terrorists are figuring out to bring down an aircraft. we talk a lot about airline security, what gets through, what doesn't. and this scenario, in the form of a warning from the feds, may be a nightmare scenario. explosives inside a passenger, surgically placed within the body of a living human being who is willing to give their life to the cause. it's a grisly business, but just the threat of it could change air travel. we want to get more from pete williams at national airport in d.c. pete, good evening. >> brian, officials stress tonight there's no indication of any plot under way to actually do this, but they say al qaeda operatives have ta
together. the question is how big will it be in order to get it so you get a bipartisan vote on the -- out of the house there, lester? >> chuck todd at the white house, thanks. >>> now back to the economic data we got today. gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the economy rose just 1.3% this spring. that's weak. and below what economists had forecast. the really bad news came in the revised number for the first quarter of this year, 0.4%. the economy was basically flat lining. this didn't help matters on wall street today. the dow was down under 97 points. the nasdaq was down almost 10 points. the s&p 500 fell more than 8, cap be the worst week for the markets in a year. cnbc's david faber joins me now. there is no way to sugar coat the numbers. is the bottom line was the recession deeper than any of us thought. >> the recession was very, very deep. we had a very difficult time climbing out of it, no doubt. in fact, more difficult than many people had even anticipated given the numbers you mentioned, lester. job creation, as people know at home, is very, very slow. and consumer
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
as we once did. tonight an old vehicle is on its last few laps and a big part of american life is about to end. we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's tom costello who was lucky enough to watch it blast off at the cape today. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. mission managers admit they got lucky with the weather, no rain, no lightning, even a last-minute technical glitch tonight keep "atlant "atlantis" on the ground. a farewell from the ground teams who have spent 30 years launching shuttle missions. >> on behalf of the greatest team in the world, good luck to you and your crew on the final flight of this true american icon. >> go flight, one more time, mike, witnessing this nation at its best. the crew of "atlantis" is ready for launch. >> reporter: the 135th shuttle mission thundered off the florida coast on a resupply mission to the space station. while on the ground, three-quarters of a million people gathered to witness history. >> i wish them god speed and i'm so proud, i'm happy to have seen them go out. >> reporter: but controversy continues to reign over nasa and it
program and is expected to open september 15th. increased traffic in the area is a big concern. the department of defense is making millions of dollars available to communities that will be impacted by brac. congressman chris van holland says he expects the department of defense to explain how municipalities can apply for that money later this week. >>> when we come back tonight on news4 at 6:00, a murder suspect is back behind bars this evening after beating the system, despite a sophisticated bracelet system. >>> we have proof that walking in the streets of the nation's capital can be dangerous in the height of the tourist season na. >>> we're getting a new look tonight at a stage collapse during a packed concert. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and today an entire nation helps to make the birthday wish of nelson mandela come true. >>> and hakem, what's going on in sports tonight? >> jim, coming up in sports, the nfl labor stand offis inching closer to a resolution. the washington kastles trying to stay unbeaten in tennis and what the head coach had to say after her team, the u
. >> reporter: for many this is an annual ritual. for others it is their first time in washington for the big celebration. >> i have always wanted to come to washington, d.c. and this was my chance and i -- so excited. i have never been here. the history. i wanted to see and it the museums. just -- can't wait to -- very exciting to be here. >> reporter: security is tight this year because of concerns about possible terrorism. police have cordoned off the national mall. you can't just walk up and stake your claim. everyone must pass lou one of the security checkpoints. >> there's going to be difficult levels of searches that may take place. robust security plan in place. a real estate event. >> reporter: and they open those checkpoints at about 10:00 this morning. and there's a little bit of a wait as some of the police officers are going lou some of the items like coolers things and to make sure there is month alcohol or anything that's prohibited. brought on to the grounds here of the washington monument. by and large things are running smoothly. and as the crowd goes and we go on in to the
's capital over the next few days. and big crowds, well, that also means big security concerns. tom sherwood is live for us along the national mall with the latest on all that. hey, tom. >> reporter: hey, aaron. the first thing, somebody just walked by and said why don't you take off that tie? so don't expect to see this tie in the 6:00 show. as usual, these days people coming down this weekend monday night for the fireworks will have some light security to go through to get on to the mall. but the big no-no of course is no alcohol. lots of people already here, and this holiday weekend has begun. ♪ >> reporter: the rhythm and blues tent was a featured attraction at the folk life festival which opened on the mall today. ♪ the beginning of the july 4th weekend which will climax with monday night's fireworks spectacular. >> we came to town with about 14,000 pounds of explosives packaged into more than 2500 deluxe aerial bombs with some of those containing as many as 30 individual munitions. >> reporter: and the good thing about this year's folk life festival, it's in the shade under the tre
at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the m
, but this is a grave moment for the country. we need to do something very big, very substantial to bring our long-term deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy for more support because the economy is healing from the recession. it's going to require both sides to compromise. president's bringing leaders together again at the white house this evening to try to figure out how to move forward. >> what's he actually saying? because you're hearing boehner saying they're demanding tax increases, we're not going to do that. they've also said you were pedalling a bid on whether to cut entitlement programs like medicare or social security. what's the fact? >> that latter thing is not true. the president is standing tough. he is willing to do very, very difficult things. >> like what? on medicare? >> like getting substantial savings from the budget, across the budget. defense, the rest of government, even medicare/medicaid over the long term, there are things we can do responsibly to save money in those programs and we have to do that to bring the deficits under cont
the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are a
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
if there is a chance to put this big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were very close to having this deal last week, that in many ways this speech was almost a post-mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen and no matter what happens here at the end of the day the debt ceiling is probably going to go up, nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats who said to me would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he calls republican activism, so much so that we hear capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail representatives. it sounds like he spooked main street. will he also speak wall street? >> no, wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators from 9:05 and 9:20, then i came right back. nobody is buying the panic or skyrocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are prepare for a default. >> there's a possibility that we could default. it will be short term.
, and they're not a big problem for her. >>> bachmann surged into second place among 12 republicans. mitt romney remains number one at 30%. bachmann is at 16%. that's a big difference from a month ago when she was at 3%. texas governor rick perry comes in third, but he hasn't even decided on a presidential run. >>> today the army major accused of going on a shooting rampage at ft. hood in 2009 will be formally charged. former major nadal hasan will be arraigned today on 13 points of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. hasan will get to enter a plea, but because he faces the death penalty, military law requires him to plead not guilty. attorneys for hasan say they may use an insanity defense. that trial expected to start next march. >>> this morning a taliban spokesman is denying reports the group's leader is dead. the spokesman says a text message sent to journalists claiming the insurgent leader mullah omar had died is fake and the result of a phone hack. rumors of omar's death began to circulate when the text message announced the quote commander of the m
. you can see how big this complex is moving southeast at 20 miles per hour. and then there is another area that's just down to the south. it's around charles county, around king george county and it's moving toward areas like montrose and st. george island. the impact with this, frequent lightning, damaging winds, and definitely some downpours with this. so the atmosphere, that very humid air, is getting wrung out. flash flood warnings up for areas of northeastern montgomery county, for northern prince george's and anne arundel county. howard county, too, in baltimore. and to the south, for king george and for stafford county. and this goes up until about 6:30 or 7:00 or so. so remember, turn around, don't drown. we're seeing some awfully high rainfall rates out of these thunderstorms coming through. but it's definitely cooling us down. unofficially, up to the 91. now we're seeing temperatures in the 80s. and overnight, the first time they have dropped this low since early wednesday morning. i'll have more in a little bit. >> all right. thank you, veronica. >>> as norway mourns those
today. we're following two big stories for you. one the tedious and frustrating negotiations going on on capitol hill to try to avoid a government default. a scenario that could cost millions of americans their jobs and send this country plummeting into another recession. first, though, the deadly heat wave that has settled over so much of the country has brought record temperatures to our area. meteorologist chuck bell joins us with the details on that. and i know you posted on facebook that you were running this time yesterday morning. >> yes. almost this exact same time yesterday, just after 6:00 a.m. and it seemed like a good idea at the time, but, wow, was it hot. and there was a reason that i ran yesterday and the day before is because now every other run this summer will be easier than that. >> i guess that makes some sense. but still, even today, it will just be so difficult to do any of that stuff. >> i even cut back on my amount of running because it was just so hot out there. and we're in sort of the same steam bath this weekend. so welcome to your weekend, everybody. i
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